Monday, December 21, 2015

Dear Mr. Postman

Please Mr. Postman look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a PACKAGE in your bag for me
(Please, please, Mr. Postman)
Why's it takin' such a long time
I've been standin' here
Waitin' Mr. Postman so patiently
For just a card or just a letter
Sayin' it's for me

Maderia Town Square Christmas Trees
 
Yep Sammy and Wally my pals sent me, Sweet William The Scot, a Christmas package all the way from South Africa.  Do you know what that cost? That is big bucks! But they used the zip that was on the Christmas List.  WRONG! 
December 19, 2015 , 8:30 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46241 
UPDATE IT IS Louisville an Annex which is NOT GOOD
December 21, 2015 , 3:23 am
Departed USPS Facility

LOUISVILLE, KY 40231 

Your item arrived at our USPS facility in INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46241 on December 19, 2015 at 8:30 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
December 19, 2015 , 2:23 am
Departed USPS Facility
DETROIT, MI 48233 
December 18, 2015 , 6:48 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
DETROIT, MI 48233 
December 15, 2015 , 7:18 am
Forwarded
EATON, OH 
December 15, 2015 , 7:17 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
EATON, OH 45320 
December 15, 2015 , 6:09 am
Arrived at Unit
EATON, OH 45320 
December 15, 2015 , 12:52 am
Departed USPS Facility
CINCINNATI, OH 45235 
December 14, 2015 , 10:39 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
CINCINNATI, OH 45235 
December 13, 2015 , 2:18 pm
Forwarded
EATON, OH 
December 13, 2015 , 2:17 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
EATON, OH 45320 
December 13, 2015 , 1:50 pm
Arrived at Hub
EATON, OH 45320 
December 12, 2015 , 9:54 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
CINCINNATI, OH 45235 
December 12, 2015 , 7:53 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
EATON, OH 45320 
December 11, 2015 , 11:47 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
CINCINNATI, OH 45235 
December 11, 2015 , 4:35 am
Departed USPS Facility
EASTERN NASSAU, NY 
December 10, 2015 , 3:19 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
EASTERN NASSAU, NY 
December 9, 2015 , 10:23 am
Inbound Out of Customs


Inbound Into Customs

December 4, 2015 , 5:43 pm
Processed Through Sort Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) 

Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

December 2, 2015 , 1:47 pm
Processed Through Sort Facility
JIMC C AIR, PRIORITY MAIL PARCELS, SOUTH AFRICA
December 2, 2015 , 9:09 am
Processed Through Sort Facility
JIMC C AIR, PRIORITY MAIL PARCELS, SOUTH AFRICA
November 25, 2015 , 6:09 pm
Acceptance
SOUTH AFRICA

       Darn this is like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  This package is racking up the milage.
It gets to the States clears customs yippie ki-yay.  Then it is Cincinnati, my city, OH BOY!
No don't send it to the other part of the state, yep there it went. Cincinnati ~ Eaton ~ Cincinnati ~ Eaton ~ Cincinnati ~ Eaton ~ DETROIT (what the HBO Word) ~ Indianapolis.
I don't live in Indianapolis!

Hey if you can tell me where it is going next first I will send you something by way of the USPS.
Yep maybe it might reach you sometime In the year 2525, if man is still alive.
 

 
I tried to put an intercept on the tracking number but you can only do that for domestic not international mail because of all the terror threats in the world now.

The plaque in Maderia says
"Civic work is the rent we pay
for the space we occupy
in the community
in which we live"
 
Montgomery Town Square Christmas Tree
 
Yep I was going into town last week to show you Fountain Square, the heart of Cincinnati, all decorated with the giant tree and the ice skating rink a Nati City tradition and darn as we were driving Lee had the radio on and the station announced that the Federal Building was being evacuated and all traffic around would be stopped.  Well the Square is just in the next block, so we turned around and came home.
Am I having fun yet?
 
 Lee's Christmas card count 12
My count ~ GULP!
 
Please Mr. Postman look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a LETTER in your bag for me
(Please, please, Mr. Postman)
Why's it takin' such a long time
I've been standin' here
Waitin' Mr. Postman so patiently
For just a card or just a letter
Sayin' it's for me
 
Lee ~ yes William ~ I was on hold with the post office for an hour and forty seven minutes and GUESS WHAT ~ what William ~ I GOT DISCONNECTED!
What the crap!
Lee can I take the Christmas tree down now?
Oh William remember Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive.
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot
 
Oh that does not apply to the USPS

Lee has been painting a lot of shop windows since Thanksgiving, her hands are all cracked and bloody.  While Lee paints I sleep on my bed because I know I am not allowed off my bed when we are at the shops. If you are going through Nati town and see a shop window painted we sign with a paw print so you will know it is ours.


40 comments :

  1. we sure hope your package finally arrives safely - and hope you have a wonderful and merry christmas

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  2. wow that parcel is like that greek guy named odysseus who needed 28 years to find the way home... I cross my paws that it will land in your paws soon ... I would like to watch the shop windows... and I would give every window a kiss what's made by your Lee :o) my mom waits for her gift too...it disappeared in a giant disaster named GLS :o(

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  3. What an amazing shipping journey. Hope it gets there safely. Merry Christmas.

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  4. I sent a package to Stuart a while back. It took over 3 months to go from Arizona to Virginia. I wonder how long it would have taken if I hadn't sent it "Priority".

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    1. And I bet your package had the right zip code. You still have Pony Express in Arizona. Postage from South Africa–Zimbabwe is like $30.00.
      Our cards are also zippity doo dah in the wrong zip. Some dude has them who first thought his soon to be ex was sending him dog cards. Then a card had a web site on it and he checked it out and tracked us down. He is holding my cards hostage.
      Am I having fun YET?
      SWTS

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  5. That package will haf an AMAZING story to tell when it arrives....fink of all the places it will haf been and what it will haf seen!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Your package has gone more places than momma
    Happy Holidays
    Lily & Edward

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  7. We are thinking that what Jesus meant to say is that it is better to give than receive, but if you are going to do either, then don't even think about involving the USPS in the transaction.
    Happy Christmas Sweet William and Lee.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

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    1. In Acts 20:35, Paul quotes Jesus as saying "It is more blessed to give than to receive". "CONTRADICTIONS" in the KING JAMES BIBLE.
      Oh no one is alive to tell us what was really said. Even the Bible seems to change what it says.
      Was Jesus Really Born on Dec. 25? Matthew and Luke both give an account of Christ’s birth, neither one provides a date for this great event. It's possible our modern date for Christmas, Dec. 25, was chosen in an effort to “Christianize” a pagan holiday.
      I am looking for the true meaning of Christmas! Some PEACE ON EARTH!
      SWTS

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  8. Holy Puppies, that package is making the rounds. It should have all kinds of interesting smells if it ever makes it to you. I will cross paws that it does. I wish we could see all the windows that Lee painted, that is so pawsome.

    Ziggy Out!!

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  9. OMD!! What a saga!
    I am beginning to think if things are messed up here, then go and read SWTS's blog...and a whole new perspective emerges...BOL! Sorry you are going through all that aggravation.

    That is a furry pretty window you showed us. Growlmy and I think your city should help you find your mail and parcel, afterall you and Lee are doing so much to beautify things there:)

    Have a Wonderful Christmas!

    Pee Ess:
    If you send me your address email or snail mail i can send you a card...butt of course it will be late unless it is an email one...
    You can email me with that info here:

    ingrid AT rickmar DOT NET

    Evfurrything is lowercase, and there are no spaces, BOL! You know what to do with AT and DOT...

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  10. Hope you get your package!!
    Lol at the sisterhood of the traveling package. Hahahaha

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  11. Oh Sweet William I am so sorry that your cards and package are touring the world without you. I also sent you and Lee a card. I hope you receive it.
    Your friend, Bentley

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    1. Your envelope got here in today's mail.
      I actually knew a women who was a nun but left the convent to take care of her mother and then had to sell her home. She had used a very expensive Joseph that was part of a creche set. When she went to dig him up she could not find him and enlisted help from Lee. Lee dug a hole big enough and deep enough for a Beetle Car before we found Joseph. Do you think it would work without a for sale sign in the yard? Kind of like word of mouth?
      We will post about your gift after Christmas.
      SWTS

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    2. I Believe it will work even without a sign. Paws crossed for you. There are a lot of stories on the internet. Merry Christmas
      Bentley and Pat

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    3. Merry Christmas SWTS and Lee.
      Bentley

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    4. Lee and I have spent the day alone. Lee has been reading Janet Evanovich Tricky Twenty-Two. It has been raining so no walkies today. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
      SWTS & Lee

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    5. Mom LOVES her books. When she read her books Mom just laughs and Laughs.
      Bentley and Pat

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    6. I never thought I would read Stephanie Plum's mom passed her in a foot race to catch a criminal and then her mom beats the dude up. Yep Lee was laughing.
      SWTS

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  12. Sweet William we are so disappointed your card from us has not reached you yet, and we live in this country.....we were hoping that man would mail them all to you quickly..as far as that package mom is wondering if some of the items she ordered for the grandboys for Christmas from kohls may also be attached to your package traveling all around the world cos no matter what the tracking promises it is not happening.......oh woe...is us well will in the end at least we have each other. stellie rose

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    1. That guy wanted to meet up with my Lee after the last Bengal game while he was in town and hand them over. Lee does not meet strange men in the process of getting divorced who seems like an angry bird. He is a humbug ~ a person that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest. Yep Lee thinks he wanted some cheer out of her. Not going to happen.
      SWTS

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  13. There is definitely an evil gremlin hanging around you this Christmas. We hope he gets bored soon and heads off somewhere else!

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  14. Hari OM
    Great Dog SW, that is worthy of Jason and the Argonauts, Marco Polo, Amundsen & Scott.... Unbelievabubble... Your Lee does lovely work on those windows! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
    pee ess... have a GRRRRReat Christmas, parcel or no parcel!!!

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  15. Oh no, I hope your package arrives soon.I bet it will just maybe not before Christmas. Sending you and Lee many wishes for a Merry Christmas.

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  16. Oh my gosh that parcel is on an around the world tour. I hope it finds it way to you soon

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  17. Heck I guess you didn't get my Christmas card. I will send it email.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  18. We hope you got our card - we changed the zip code before we mailed it out!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  19. Oh my dog! Your package has been traveling like 87 days thru 87 states already. I hope you get your package and those Christmas Cards that are being held hostage.

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  20. Holy CatMoly...that package has been EVERYWHERE!

    The Florida Furkids

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  21. Wow, your package is having a big ADVENTURE!!
    I love your mom's window painting...very nice.

    Merry Merry,
    Wyatt and Tegan

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  22. We sure hope you eventually get that pressie delivered.

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  23. We got a nice e-mail from Nessa ~~~~
    Have a Merry Christmas! I hope your package and letters make it to you. We have had trouble with the mail being forwarded from the Vegas house, but nothing like your trouble
    The window art is beautiful.
    Give each other hugs from us
    Every day is a good day
    Nessa Noodledog and
    Kathe

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  24. Merry Christmas Sweet William and Lee!!!!
    Luvs
    Marty and the Gang

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  25. Sw. William
    Hugs and Merry Christmas Madi and mom

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  26. OMD! What a mess! We are so sorry SW and Lee BUTT we are SO happy that you were finally able to catch it and bring it home.
    Have you opened it yet??????
    We hope you had a pawsome Christmas dear friends.
    TONS of love and BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

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  27. We just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy new year! And we wanted to say thank you for the fun card!!
    Wags & Kisses from Dante and Ziva!
    www.DzDogs.com

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  28. Wishing you a happy new year! We hope that your cards and packages finally arrived! Much love,

    Edgar and his mum

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  29. We just wanted to say we hope this 'sweet '16' year is going to be amazing for you! We would love to have seen your windows! Hopefully, the mail had all made its way to you. That's quite a funny story! Happy Bew Year!
    oxox
    Daisy

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